Today I am thrilled to be one of the bloggers kicking off the blog tour for Close To You by Kerry Wilkinson. Happy publication day Kerry.
Close to You by Kerry Wilkinson
Release Date: 17th of October
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 304 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
I pinch the screen to zoom until I’m staring at the face of a ghost. A man with very short hair, staring directly at the camera with piercing brown eyes.
He is as he was when I last saw him: wrinkles around the corners of the eyes and a knowing smirk. That’s the expression I see when I can’t sleep.
My body tenses. It can’t be him. It’s not my ex-husband. It’s not David.
I know that better than anyone because he didn’t walk out on me.
He didn’t disappear two years ago and he’s not a missing person.
I know that for a fact because I’m the one who killed him.
A brilliantly twisty thriller which will have fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl absolutely gripped.
Having only discovered Kerry’s work this year, this is only the second book I have read of his and it is a beauty! Reading the blurb, it ticked all the boxes for me, but what really got my interest more than anything was the sentences “He didn’t disappear two years ago and he’s not a missing person. I know that for a fact because I’m the one who killed him” how good is that! I couldn’t wait to get stuck into it and when I did it was one hell of a read full of mystery, deceit, secrets and more twists and turns than a rollercoaster ride!
Kerry has crafted a chilling plot that see’s main character Morgan’s life unravel when she see a photograph of a man that bears a striking resemblance to her ex husband David, who people believed has disappeared. Knowing that she killed him, two years ago, Morgan is at a loss as to how it’s even possible that he could be alive. But when strange things start happening that all can be related back to David, Morgan starts to question whether or not David was really dead the night she disposed of his body.
Whether it was intentional or not, for me I did not like any of the characters in this book. I don’t mean this in a negative way at all as I think they have been perfectly written this way and are very believable in the roles they portray. Morgan as the unreliable narrator is such a complex character who is extremely cold. Circumstances should have made me warm to her but I really struggled to sympathise with her on many occasions. David was unlikeable right from the beginning and as the story progressed that feeling became stronger and stronger.
Told through alternating chapters from the present to the past, the tension and suspense that Kerry creates that builds throughout the story could have moved at a quicker pace, but it is all worthwhile when you get to the big reveal. I really did not see how it all unfolds coming. Kerry definitely knows his stuff in this genre and has a gift of keeping the reader hanging on to every written word in the lead up to the conclusion. It has been a pleasure to read and review Close to You which I recommend.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Kerry Wilkinson for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Close to You which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily
Close to You Blog Tour
Make sure you follow the blog tour along the way and see what these other fabulous blogger also thought of The Last Wife.
Special thank-you to Noelle Holten from Bookouture for the spot on this blog tour.
About Kerry Wilkinson
Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 bestsellers in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, as well as top-five books in Australia. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States.
As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy – a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults – a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.
Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’.
When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.
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